Policies

Find out more about the official policies that affect all individuals involved with the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo:

General Registration Policies

NOTE: Expo Only registration is currently open. All other registration types will open in April.

Each person attending must register.

  • Only one person may register per order.
  • If you register online, the person attending must be the person who registered.
  • Once you have registered, your fees will not be adjusted downward based on any sponsorship, discount, or any other reason.
  • Registration does not include travel and accommodation.
  • AACC permits individuals age 16 and 17 with a valid government issued photo ID to register for and attend the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, if accompanied by a registered adult. However, children under 16 are not permitted on the exhibit floor or in the educational sessions at any time.

If you complete a registration on behalf of another individual, you are warranting that you have made the attendee aware of AACC’s meeting policies and that they have accepted these terms.

Payment Policy

AACC requires full payment of all fees to register. We do not accept purchase orders.

Online registration must be paid by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

To pay by wire transfer or check, print a registration form and follow the instructions on the form:

Confirmations and Receipts

You will receive a confirmation email within two weeks of receipt of your registration form with complete payment. To make sure this confirmation reaches you, please ensure that your valid, unique email is entered correctly during registration. Also, be sure to check your junk email box in case any of our emails are caught by spam filters.

Registrants may view their confirmation or print a receipt online.

Upgrade Policy

Expo Only (Exhibit Hall) registration may be upgraded to include access to the educational sessions with Full Conference registration beginning in April 2023.

Cancellation/Refund/Transfer Policy

Expo Only In-Person Registration

There will be no cancellations, refunds, or transfers of Expo Only in-person registration.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Conduct and Liability

Conduct Policy and Personal Accountability Commitment

AACC is committed to providing a welcoming and productive environment to all participants at AACC-related events. This Conduct Policy applies to all AACC activities, including all official AACC-sponsored events and online presence, including social media.

All attendees, media, speakers, organizers, staff, and exhibitors associated with any AACC-sponsored event agree to adhere to the following principles:

  • Respect common-sense rules for public behavior, personal space and interaction, courtesy, and respect for private property.
  • Be considerate and respectful of differing perspectives during the meeting.
  • Respect the rules and policies of AACC, the meeting venue, hotels, and city.

Furthermore, by attending the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Anaheim, California, USA, attendees, media, speakers, organizers, staff, and exhibitors agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and that adheres to AACC’s COVID-19 safety guidelines while at the event.

AACC prohibits discrimination, harassment—sexual or otherwise—and bullying against any person for any reason. Accordingly, some behaviors are specifically prohibited:

  • Intimidation, stalking, harassment, unwelcome sexual attention, inappropriate photography, or discrimination.
  • Abusive, harassing, or threatening behavior.
  • Yelling at, threatening, or personally insulting participants or presenters (verbally or physically).

Participants asked to stop engaging in unacceptable behavior are expected to comply immediately.

All participants are expected to alert staff of any dangerous situations, violations of this Policy, or of anyone in distress.

Consequences

AACC may remove any individual from attendance or other participation in any AACC-sponsored activity or event without warning or refund. AACC meeting attendance badges are the property of AACC and must be returned to AACC upon request.

AACC may also prohibit the individual from attending or participating in future AACC events and, among other actions, may take action related to the individual’s AACC membership and/or volunteer service.&

AACC may involve law enforcement as appropriate based on the specific circumstances.

Reporting

Violations of the Conduct Policy should be reported to onsite event staff (whether AACC or venue security). Some ways to make a report include contacting:

  • AACC or security staff in the convention center.
  • AACC Headquarters Office in the convention center.
  • AACC via email at [email protected].

Event staff will help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, or otherwise assist, as needed.

Liability

Each attendee agrees that:

  • Except as required by law, neither AACC nor its affiliates shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential costs, damages, or losses arising directly or indirectly from the event/activity or other aspect related thereto.
  • AACC may update its programming, speakers, and other pertinent details at any time.
  • AACC reserves the right to change, amend, add, or remove any Policies, Terms, or Conditions in its sole discretion and without prior notice. If one or more of the conditions outlined in these Terms and Conditions should become invalid, the remaining conditions will continue to be valid and apply. These Policies, Terms, and Conditions apply to all event participants (attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors).

COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan

AACC remains fully committed to holding a rewarding 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, USA. AACC’s priority is always the health and well-being of our community. Our Health & Safety Plan is a living document that will continue to evolve, as we work closely with the Anaheim Convention Center, vendors, and hotels to create a COVID-19 safety plan for 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo attendees.

Read AACC’s COVID-19 Health and Safety plan here.

Expo Only Registration Is Open

AACC’s Clinical Lab Expo gives attendees the opportunity to browse 800+ exhibitors in person and to find the solutions to your lab-related needs.

2022 Session Recordings

Experience the best of 2022 AACC with the session recordings, which feature more than 150 hours of the meeting’s plenaries and scientific sessions.